Which network driver for RTL8211 or 8201 NIC's?

Mike Clarke jmc-freebsd2 at milibyte.co.uk
Wed Dec 22 22:15:50 UTC 2010

I need to replace a failing motherboard. I'm aiming to keep the existing 
Athlon CPU so I'm tied down to to a socket AM2(+) board and the 
majority of those available seem to have nForce 630a chipsets and 
RTL8211CL or 8201EL NIC's which aren't explicitly mentioned in the 
release notes 
<http://www.freebsd.org/releases/8.1R/hardware.html#ETHERNET>. I see 
that the strings RTL8211C(L) and RTL8201L (but not EL) appear 
in /usr/src/sys/dev/rgephy.c and rlphy.c but the man page for the rl 
driver only mentions RealTek 8129/8139 and I'm not sure which driver is 
built from rgephy.c.

Am I going to have problems if I get a motherboard with one of these 

Mike Clarke

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